I have to bring cookies for church reception 4 100; there's other food. Suggestions on how much 2 bake?
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a whole mess. :) can you give us some more details? what other food/desserts will there be?
If there are other desserts, I'd definitely start with two cookies per person - 16 dozen.
Did you pick your cookie yet? Choose a recipe that can fit a whole bunch of cookies on a cookie sheet. I'll go take a peak around and see if there's something that might fit the bill.
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If there are others bringing desserts, then in my experience from church potlucks, I'd say you would only be expected to bring one cookie per person. Usually church potlucks wind up with such quantities of dessert, it's insane. If your cookies are going to be one of the main desserts, then I'd say bring enough for 2-3 per person, depending on their size. I know people like dessert, but they don't *need* to eat a ton of it. Have them fill up on hotdish. :)
I have to agree with fiveandspice. My experience with church potlucks is that there ends up being too much, low-level (read cake mix and cool whip based) deserts. Usually, I bring a single recipe of ginger snaps or molasses cookies (someone else is bound to bring chocolate chip). My recipe makes 6 dozen. People are delighted to get a home-made gingersnap. Then I don't have a lot (if any) to bring home. If there are not multiple people bringing desert, then I would double the recipe and bring 12 dozen. But don't think you have to make enough for every single person. Some people actually prefer "ambrosia" or gooey box-based chocolate pudding.
Bar cookies are a little easier than drop or roll-out; if you have enough rimmed cookie sheets you can save some time by baking then slicing into bars. My first thought was 2 per person as well....
Bar cookies are a great idea, Sadassa_Ulna.
I like this bar cookie recipe: http://www.epicurious.com...
or something like this slice-and-bake that makes a whole lot: http://www.epicurious.com...
or you can make two batches of these and call it a day: http://www.food52.com/recipes...
I recommend that your group determine how many each dish should feed and make that part of the signup. Maybe everyone should bring enough for ten.